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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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directoratedi‧rec‧tor‧ate /dəˈrektərət, daɪ-/ noun [countable]  1 BBCthe group of directors who run a company syn board2 a department of a government or large organization in charge of a particular area or activity the regional directorate of education
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directorateNo-one from the college directorate was available to comment.We will retain the Department of Energy and move its petroleum engineering directorate to Aberdeen.They will fund up to 90 percent of the research in some areas and will coordinate the work through a new directorate.the CIA's Operations DirectorateAny sense that directorates are a mechanism to control and constrain doctors is likely to provoke problems.The directorate of a company has a responsibility to those with whom they deal as people rather than just as instruments of profit.
From Longman Business Dictionarydirectoratedi‧rec‧tor‧ate /dəˈrektərət, daɪ-/ noun [countable]ORGANIZATIONS the committee in charge of an organization, especially a government organizationthe Food Safety DirectorateThe Bundesbank confirmed that it plans to reorganize its seven-member directorate.
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